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Spring ’22 New York State Disability Services Council Conference

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June 28th - 30th, 2022


Contact The Embassy Suites in Syracuse directly at 315-303-1650 to make lodging reservations.

Ask for the NYS Disability Services Council room block.


Please notify Nancy Carr of the need for any disability related accommodations no later than June 10th.

For alternate format materials, please email Tamara Mariotti and include "NYSDSC Conference Materials June 25" in the email subject line no later than June 7th.*


Conference Agenda

Session Handouts 

Day 1: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

08:30 to 09:25 am   Greeting, Registration, and Coffee

09:30 to 09:55 am   Welcome Note, Don Pool

10:00 to 11:15 am   KEYNOTE – Zebadiah Hall [PPT]

11:30 to 12:20 pm  Concurrent Session #1

1.1    Equity and Inclusion beyond ADA and Section 504, Dr. Todd Alden Marshall

1.2    New Professionals Training, Jean Vizary and Catherine Carlson [PPT]

12:30 to 1:25 pm     Lunch

01:30 to 2:20 pm     Concurrent Session #2

  2.1       Remote Learning as an Accommodation, Don Pool and DeAnne Martocci 

  2.2     New Professionals Training Continued

02:35 to 03:25 pm  Concurrent Session #3

3.1      Going it (Almost) Alone: Navigating Challenges in Small Student Disability Services Offices [PPT]

3.2      Help, I'm Not A Teacher of Visually Impaired (TVI)!

 Day 2: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

08:00 to 08:55 am   Greeting, Registration, and Coffee

09:00 to 05:15 pm  VENDOR Information Available All Day

09:00 to 09:50 am   Concurrent Session #4

4.1   Colleges Aides/Mentors    [PPT]  

4.2   Access Technology Open Forum

10:00 to 10:50 am   Concurrent Session #5   

5.1   When perfect is the enemy of good - Suggestions for a pragmatic approach to accessibility

5.2   Art Therapy for Self-Care [PPT]

11:00 to 12:20 am   Concurrent Session #6

6.1   Honing the Interactive Process: Advancing Equity and Engaging in Critical Self-Reflective Practice [PPT]

6.2   Beyond Access: Peer-based coaching for students with disabilities [PPT]

6.3   Readers Aid - a Crash Course [PPT]

12:30 to 01:45 pm  Lunch – Awards Ceremony

02:00 to 02:50 pm  Open Dialogue: “I have a student /faculty/parent who….”

03:00 to 03:50 pm  Sector Meetings

04:00 to 05:00 pm  Vendor Demonstrations -Wine & Cheese Cool-Down – Sponsored by our Vendors 

Day 3: Thursday, June 30, 2022

08:30 to 09:25 am   Greeting and Coffee

7.1 Wrap-Up Session for New Professionals Training Attendees   

7.2  Committee Meetings

09:30 to 10:50 am   NYSDSC Business Meeting [Agenda]

2022-2027 Strategic Plan -DRAFT [PDF] [Word]

Strategic Planning Report [Word]

Website Committee Report [Word]

Awards Committee Report [Word]

AHEAD Report [Word]

11:00 to 11:50 am   “Go Ye Therefore and Serve”

11:50-12:00 pm          Closing remarks- DeAnne Martocci

12:00 pm       Light Lunch Before We Send You on Your Way!

Thank you for joining us for our Spring 2022 Conference!


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